2.1 What makes a good project manager? The performance of the project manager is crucial to the success of any project, since he or she is the person responsible for ensuring that it reaches a successful conclusion. Although criteria for project success are likely to be expressed in terms of meeting deadlines, budgets and standards, much of the project manager's work will involve achieving these benchmarks through people involved in the project. While the role of the project manager has traditionally been powerful in professions s
The performance of the project manager is crucial to the success of any project, since he or she is the person responsible for ensuring that it reaches a successful conclusion. Although criteria for project success are likely to be expressed in terms of meeting deadlines, budgets and standards, much of the project manager's work will involve achieving these benchmarks through people involved in the project. While the role of the project manager has traditionally been powerful in professions s
6.5.1 Virtual worlds
How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch? This unit explores the way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving images, and sound can cross the boundary from the analogue universe into a digital world.
Immunofluorescence of Cytoskeletal Proteins
This resource provides an introduction for students to the techniques of immunofluorescence.
Zebrafish blood cell circulation in tail
Close up view of blood flow in developing Danio showing blood cells moving through blood vessels.
Brazil - Quiz
This quiz will test the pupil's general knowledge about Brazil.
Obtaining SNPs from UCSC Table Browser
A quick tip of the week on how to obtain a list of SNPs and data for a gene of interest quickly from the UCSC Table Browser
Moby, Legacy Apps and the Semantic Web
Presentation given at the Web Services Biohackathon '08 in Tokyo, Japan 2008-02-11. It describes tools for using and providing interoperable bioinformatics Web services. This presentation followed another one outlining the (Bio)Moby protocol and its usage, see www.biomoby.org for more information. Presenter: Paul Gordon. [Note: poor video quality lasts only for the first 30 seconds]
Prairie dogs eating at the Sonora Desert Museum
Prairie dogs are different from squirrels in that they have more rounded heads, are more pudgy, and have short tails.
Navigating by the Numbers
In this lesson, students will learn that math is important in navigation and engineering. Ancient land and sea navigators started with the most basic of navigation equations (Speed x Time = Distance). Today, navigational satellites use equations that take into account the relative effects of space and time. However, even these high-tech wonders cannot be built without pure and simple math concepts basic geometry and trigonometry that have been used for thousands of years. In this lesson, these b
Students construct a rocket from a balloon propelled along a guide string. They use this model to learn about Newton's three laws of motion, examining the effect of different forces on the motion of the rocket.
Watt meters to measure energy consumption
Students use watt meters to measure the power required and calculate energy used from various electrical devices and household appliances.
Students make Moebius strips and use them to demonstrate the interconnectedness of an environment. They explore the natural cycles water, oxygen/carbon dioxide, carbon, nitrogen that exist within the environment.
Solving Energy Problems
The culminating energy project is introduced and the technical problem solving process is applied to get the students started on the project. By the end of the class, the students should have a good perspective on what they have already learned and what they still need to learn to complete the project.
Developing World - Crossword
Printable worksheet requiring knowledge of the keywords associated with the developing world. Answers are included.
Mt. Pinatubo 10th Anniversary Perspective (Stills)
This recent false color Landsat-7 image, from January 2001, shows Mt. Pinatubo as it stands today. The caldera is seen in the middle of the image, underneath clouds. Ten years after the blast, vegetation is re-growing on the slopes of the mountain (in green.) Streams of mud, called lahars, (resulting from ash from the eruption mixing with water- seen as the lighter sediment) continue to flow down the sides of the mountains, as well as channels of water (darker streams). However, as vegetation gr
Hurricane Keith from TRMM: October 2, 2000 (3 Surfaces)
Hurricane Keith with three rain level isosurfaces (yellow=0.5 inches-hour, green=1.0 inches-hour and 2.0 inches-hour)
Space Telescope Science Institute: Hubblesite
This collection of Hubble Space Telescope images, animations, and movies includes a searchable gallery, news articles, accounts of discoveries made using Hubble imagery, and a "tour of the Cosmos". Links to related topics are included.
Mapping the Surface of a Planet Teacher Guide
This activity guide illustrates how teachers can use planetary comparisons between Earth and Mars to teach basic geologic activities - i.e. volcanoes, impact cratering, layering, river processes, and crosscutting relationships to help the students understand a planet's history. This lesson is using current science results, as it contains actual orbital data from the Mars Global Surveyor mission. The lessons in this activity are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and help student
Remote Sensing Interactive: Land Cover Map / Image Comparison
The Land Cover Map / Image Comparison is one of a number of interactive tools being developed to illustrate basic remote-sensing . Here, the user is able to examine a portion of the Chiricahua Mountains in southern Arizona by viewing two sets of images from TM and Modis sensors, and selecting areas within them for closer examination at three magnification levels.